Family entrepreneurship in agriculture and agribusiness & sustainable land management

The ambition of the Alliance Agri Avenir Chair is to contribute to enhancing and perpetuating family entrepreneurship in order to company the evolution of the agricultural and agri-food sectors in their transition to sustainable territories.

At the heart of the subject, 4 questions:

  • What is the future of family entrepreneurship in agriculture and agri-food?
  • What are the different levers of sustainability ans sustainable growth of this entrepreunarial model in these two sectors?
  • What is the place of technological innovation in sustainability and what are the processes that stimulate this innovation?
  • What is the role of the local authorities in the sustainability and durability of family entrepreneurship in agriculture and agri-food?

Objectives of the Chair

To identify and study the factors of sustainability and growth of family busines in the agricultural and agri-food sectors in a context where innovation and entrepreneurship promote the making of sustainable territories.

Areas of research

  • Transmission and takeover: Rules and law, processes, levers and brakes, intergenerational trust, family framework or not ;
  • Innovation and subsidiaries: New agricultural practices, innovative production and marketing models, collaborative innovations, the role of digital technology;
  • Organization and territories: Role of organizations, sectors and local authorities, support resources and measures, territorial anchoring.

How is this done?

A multi-actor collaborative space for reflection and creation of knowledge, innovation and dissemination of knowledge, construction of decision support tools and advice for all economic actors in the agricultural and agri-food sectors.

Missions of the Chair

Acquiring Knowledge

Develop action-research and creation activities by projects.


To transfer this knowledge to different audiences: networks of professionals, local authorities, students.

Training throughout life

Customized initial and continuing education

The Chair's team

Head of the Chair
Doctor in business strategy
UniLaSalle, Beauvais campus

Karine LAVAL
"Agroecology of territories"
PhD and HDR in microbial ecology
Director of Research and Development

Head of the Agricultural Market Development Department
Crédit Agricole Normandie Seine

Director of the plant cluster
Assistant Director IRD
Normandy Chamber of Agriculture

Tarek ABID
Assistant Head of the Chair
Doctor of Management Science - Marketing
UniLaSalle, Rouen campus

Doctor of Agricultural Economics
HDR in Management Sciences

Director of Credit and Agriculture
Crédit Agricole Normandie Seine

Innovation and R&D Director
Normandy Chamber of Agriculture


Dr Maryem CHERNI
Head of the Chair
+33 (0)3 44 06 75 40
Dr Tarek ABID
Assistant Head of the Chair
+33 (0)2 32 82 91 60